Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)

Goodman’s Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) program has been designed specifically for future accountants, and has rigorous academic courses integrated with a professional orientation.

The program has limited enrollment and is offered as a four-year honours program with a co-op option. Our BAcc co-op program will prepare you to obtain a public accounting license. Our co-op students work in a wide variety of locations throughout Ontario and may acquire 16 to 20 months of practical work experience towards the CPA designation.

To provide our students with the skills they need to meet changing industry demands, we are continuously looking to align our programs to industry needs. Recent changes to our BAcc program prepare our students to meet the challenge of disruptive technology.

Changes for Fall 2023

  • Better align with the CPA Ontario competency map 
  • Prepare students to meet the market demand regarding for data analytics knowledge. 
  • Integrate hands-on lab practice and real-world analysis that equip students with skills and understanding on how to approach real-world problems. 
  • Taking students wellbeing in mind, as the revised program allows students to balance all the valuable experiences that Goodman has to offer including academics, exchange, co-op and extra-curricular activities. 

New Courses

New Forensic and Investigative Accounting Course 

  • Covers the fundamentals of forensic and investigative accounting with an emphasis on financial crime 
  • Explores fraud, cybercrime and money laundering 
  • Examines the role of forensic accountants in investigations and court proceedings 
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Goodman provides one of the fastest tracks to the CPA designation. When you take our Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) programs, you’ll learn everything you need to successfully complete the Common Final Exam (CFE).

If you complete the BAcc program, you have two options:
Option 1: Apply to the Goodman MAcc program, which would only take seven months to complete and covers material from the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) up to the Common Final Exam (CFE).
Option 2: Enter the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) with advanced standing. The CPA PEP is only offered on a part-time basis and may take up to two years to complete.

CPA Pathway graphic
Available entry pointsSeptember (Fall term)
Study optionsOn-campus (On-line for Fall 2020)
Duration of the program4 years non-co-op; 4.5 years co-op
Co-op available?Yes, optional 16-20 months of co-op experience
International exchange available?Yes

In today’s business world, you need to set yourself apart from the rest. Having an outstanding education is just the start. Our learning environment extends beyond the classroom to provide you with every opportunity to build your skills and experiences so that you can stand out from the crowd.

The Goodman Experience

Experience makes the difference. At Goodman, we invite you to make the most of out of your degree and chart your own path through academics, international exchange, service-learning, career development, student club leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. You will have every opportunity to have an amazing experience that will get you from campus to career.

The Goodman Experience
BAccBAcc Co-op
Requires Grade 12 coursesENG 4U, two 4U mathsENG 4U, two 4U maths
Expected cut-off*mid 80shigh 80s

*Admission is based on your top six 4U or 4M courses, including required subjects for the program.

For more deadline information, please contact Goodman Recruitment at

For more information on how to apply, please visit Brock University’s Admission Site.

Typical costs for first-year students*

Tuition (Domestic)
$6,089 – $8,327

Tuition (International)
$34,152 – $35,704

$8,120 – $9,540

Meal Plan
$5,125 – $5,450

$1,500 – $3,000

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*Fees are subject to change.

All applicants are automatically considered for any available scholarships at the time of their application.

The OneApp
One application — hundreds of awards and bursaries. Awards are valued up to $20,000 and are based on varying criteria, including academic performance. Bursaries with a value of up to $3,000 are available, based on financial need. Complete our OneApp as early as possible to maximize your earning potential.

Brock Leaders Citizenship Award $8,000 ($2,000/yr)
We’re looking for leaders. If you’ve achieved exceptional academic success in
addition to demonstrating outstanding leadership and community involvement,
we want you as part of the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society. Apply for this
prestigious award: TBA

International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholars Award $1,000
If you’ve completed your IB program, you may receive an automatic recognition award of $1,000, in addition to any other awards that you qualify for.

Specialist High Skills Major Award $500
Finishing a Specialist High Skills Major program? Graduates entering Brock with
an admission average of 80 per cent or higher will automatically be awarded a
$500 scholarship.

Goodman Scholarship $8,000 ($2,000/yr)
The Goodman Scholarship Program is exclusive to the Goodman School of Business. Students must demonstrate at least two of the following:

  • Leadership in university and community life or evidence of entrepreneurial talent
  • Exceptionally high academic grades
  • Financial need
    Apply via OneApp

Transfer Scholars Award
Transfer Scholars Awards are available for Ontario college graduates with an
average of at least 85 per cent and 4.5 or less transfer credits. Please visit for more information.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
OSAP provides eligible Ontario students with financial aid to help pay for
education-related costs such as tuition, books, living costs and transportation.
Students and families earning less than $140,000 can also benefit from
generous grants and loans. Visit for more information.

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With the co-op option in the BAcc program, students can work in a wide variety of locations throughout Ontario and may acquire 16 to 20 months of practical work experience towards the CPA designation.

Experiential Education in the Goodman School of Business at Brock is project based where students work as “consultants” to community partner(s) within the framework of their academic courses. This is not a “co-op” or “placement” as in the traditional experiential learning models, but rather a teaching-learning strategy that connects classroom theory to challenges experienced in the business world. We focus on deliverables. Whether you are running a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign or developing social media strategies for a partner organization , you will have helped build a tangible result that our organization partners need to grow their businesses and serve the community. These projects will also help to round out your resume, setting you apart from the competition in your job search.

Today’s employers are looking for individuals who have a global perspective and cultural sensitivity. At Goodman, we offer international programs as an extension of in-class learning and to encourage personal development.

Students in the BAcc Co-op program can work with the international office to see how an exchange can fit into their program plan. BAcc Co-op students typically go on exchange in the fall semester of their fourth year, but you can connect with the international team to discuss your options.

There is a $500 award available from Goodman per semester to students on exchange. Students on exchange can continue to receive all student funding.





$500 Award


You need to be career ready when you finish your BAcc. At Goodman, we have a team of career experts, ready to help you land the career of your dreams.


  • Comprehensive resumé and cover letter review
  • LinkedIn profile review
  • Industry-specific mock interviews
  • Career consulting and coaching
  • Employer information sessions
  • Innovative networking events
  • Designation specific sessions

Goodman alumni have access to CareerZone indefinitely upon graduation and exclusive opportunities will also be shared with alumni in the Goodman Alumni Network on LinkedIn. Other services such as employment documents review, career consulting and mock interviews will be available for one year after graduation.

Bachelor of Accounting
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Bachelor of Accounting Program Sample Schedule

Bachelor of Accounting (Co-op)
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Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Program Sample Schedule

MAcc - CPA Pathway

This program is designed for those in the CPA pathway and encourages the development of critical thinking, analysis and communication skills and prepare students to write the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE). By facilitating personal growth and the ability to adapt and respond to a complex and changing environment, the program helps you acquire advanced knowledge in accounting and related aspects of business.